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Thomas Seir Cummings correspondence and printed material [microfilm]

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Creator:
Cummings, Thomas Seir, 1804-1894  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Durand, John, 1822-1908  Search this
Edmonds, Francis William, 1806-1863  Search this
Elliott, Charles Loring, 1812-1868  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François, 1816-1882  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
Inman, Jane  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Perry, E. W. (Enoch Wood), 1831-1915  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Extent:
1 microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1826-1893
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, including a letterbook which contains some drafts of Cummings' own communications, and letters received; broadsides; and clippings.
Among the correspondents are many 19th century New York painters and National Academy of Design members, including Gorham D. Abbott, William Aspinwall, Anthony Barclay, Albert Bierstadt, Victoria Bellamy, Robert Bunch, Charles Butler, J. G.Chapman, Vincent Colyer, Mortimer De Motte, Asher B. and John Durand, F. W. Edmonds, Charles L. Elliott, Isaac Ferris, Hamilton Fish, Robert Fraser, William Gibbons, Régis Gignoux, R. K. Haight, Walter Harding, Daniel Huntington, Charles Ingham, Henry Inman and his widow Jane Inman (re proceeds from an Inman memorial exhibition organized by Cummings), William Kemble, Louis Lang, James Lenox, Edward Lester, Charles Leupp, John Lewis, Benson Lossing, James J. Mapes, James McMurtrie, John Morgan, George P. Morris, S. F. B. Morse, E.W. Perry, William H. Seward, D. Seymour, James Shegogue, John R. Smith, William Stillman, Russell Sturgis, Thomas Sully, Henry Tappan, Thomas Thorpe, T. B. Wakeman, Prosper Wetmore, and James Whitehorne.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Seir Cummings (1804-1894) was a miniature and portrait painter from New York, N.Y. One of the founders of the National Academy of Design.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1958 by the Century Association.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Portrait painters  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Miniature painters  Search this
Genre painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.cummthom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cummthom